Last Chance ... A Two Year Journey

Leaving the Great Lakes for a Caribbean/Pacific adventure

21 March 2018 | Staniel Cay near Thunderball Grotto
20 March 2018 | Near Staniel Cay
19 March 2018 | North Gaulin Cay, Exumas
18 March 2018 | Black Point, Exuma, Bahamas
17 March 2018 | Great Galliot Cay
16 March 2018 | Last day in George Town
14 March 2018 | George Town
12 March 2018 | George Town
10 March 2018 | Thompson Bay, Long Island, Bahamas
08 March 2018 | George Town - Monument Beach
06 March 2018 | George Town, Monument Beach
05 March 2018 | George Town
03 March 2018 | George Town near Sand Dollar Beach
02 March 2018 | George Town - east side of harbor now.
01 March 2018 | George Town, Elizabeth Harbour.
28 February 2018 | Big Galliot Cay in the Exumas
26 February 2018 | Black Point, Exumas in the Bahamas
25 February 2018 | Bitter Guana Cay
24 February 2018 | Staniel Cay

Tooth fairy flies coach

22 December 2017 | Hanover Park, IL
Cloudy and cold
Soooo, I’m going north - leaving the warm weather behind. I read the local Chicago suburban newspaper and the weather bite says the best place to go the coming week to avoid the cold is southern Florida. That hurt! Then an old friend from Schaumburg posts on my Facebook page that he is going to Florida. Double hurt. Even more ironic was the fact that both he and I were at the Charlotte Airport at the same time, but one of us was going the wrong way. If it weren’t for Pat ...

It turns out the tooth fairy flies economy class on American Airlines - and she forgot the tooth on the plane. The blog photo shows what I found on my armrest when I boarded my plane. Maybe the dentist just wanted to make sure I wouldn’t forget my appointment to get my permanent crown.

When I got off the plane, Pat and I went directly to a wake for a parishioner. I only met him once, at breakfast within the past two years. When he heard about my planned trip at that breakfast, he told me about the time he took his boat from the ocean back to the Great Lakes. So the reminder is to do these things while you can.

I will be back in Florida in a week and will continue my blog at that time ... as soon as I thaw out.
Vessel Name: Last Chance
Vessel Make/Model: Islander 36 (1979)
Hailing Port: Waukegan, Illinois
Last Chance's Photos - Main
31 Photos
Created 22 January 2018
Traveling down the Chesapeake and the East Coast
53 Photos
Created 11 September 2017
Erie Canal and Hudson River
33 Photos
Created 18 August 2017
Great Lakes part of the journey.
45 Photos
Created 15 July 2017
Boat prep and races prior to departure
12 Photos
Created 14 June 2017